£2940 - £4740 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
5 Bedrooms
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The medieval thatched Suffolk barn is one of the most perfect wedding venues for one of the most wonderful occasions of your lives.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,940
Maximum Price
£4,740
Our Venue Hire starts from £2940 and includes all-day hire of the barn.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Furniture included
External caterers not permitted
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Couple accommodation included

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£25
Maximum Price
£42
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
250
Reception Capacity
350
No. of Bedrooms
5
Sleeps No. of People
10
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
7:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late night availability
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Venue

Outdoor Reception Space
Exclusive Use
Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Pet-Friendly

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Located just outside Bury St Edmunds with easy access just off the A14 & plenty of parking, the barn can hold up-to 250 seated, or 350 as an evening space. The main barn has a Civil Ceremony license for up-to 250 guests. The barn is surrounded by wonderful woodland and flora, plus there is a meadow next to the barn which is ideal for games and glamping! The barn & house are coupled with excellent food & drink and outstanding customer service, so you and your guests are guaranteed the most memorable day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Claire - Event Manager
Our beautiful barn venue comes with a team onsite to help guide you through the planning process and deliver your dream day. From onsite catering from our renowned Chefs to bespoke drinks packages, photobooth and entertainment packages and planning assistance. Our dedicated team will help you plan and deliver your dream day. We look forward to meeting you and can't wait to hear more about your plans and how we might help.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2001
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
20
Reviews
(4)
(4)
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Abbie & Alex
Happy couple married in September
September 2022
The food was out of this world!
From start to finish, you helped make our day truly spectacular. From the help on the Friday set up, to your attentiveness on the day, we could not fault you. THANK YOU. We were so impressed with your wonderful colleagues and staff, all of whom were punctual, polite and happy to help us throughout the day. Both of your team members behind the bar were so lovely, and the team who served the food made such a professional impression on our guests that they felt they were dining in a top restaurant! The food was out of this world and many of our guests have given great feedback. We can't wait to book a dining experience in the restaurant to taste more delicious food! We truly had the most amazing day and could not have asked for it to have gone better. Thank you so much once again!
G
Gemma & Martin
Happy couple married in August
August 2022
Exceeded our wildest expectations!
We wanted to tell you all that our recent Wedding held at Blackthorpe Barn was just amazing!!! Everything that you did was simply a work of art and exceeded our wildest expectations( still not sure how you arranged the Spitfire flypast!) Everyone commented on how lovely the food was and the service was second to none! Nothing was too much trouble for Claire and on the day she seemed to be everywhere to help with everything!! It was an amazing day guys and thanks again for everything!
G
Georgina & Sam
Wedding: July
July 2022
A special day loved by all
Cannot thank you enough, venue divine but your care, smiles and attention make the day so special and was loved by all!
T
Tom & Hannah
Happy couple married in June
July 2022
The best day
Thank you so much! We had the best day and couldn't stop smiling all day.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Blackthorpe Farm, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9JG, England

Travel Notes

Near stansted

Nearest Town

Bury St Edmunds

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A14 Junction 45

Nearest Train Station

Thurston

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is special in its own way however one that stands out was an international wedding with a young Scottish and American couple. Family and friends has travelled from all over to celebrate and they finished the night with the most brilliant Ceilidh which worked wonderfully in our barn space.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It's tempting to stress about your wedding 365 days from the day you've booked your venue. Our easy planning process helps guide our couples through the sometimes overwhelming (at first) planning and our team on the day will ensure everything runs smoothly so you don't have to clock-watch and can fully enjoy your day

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

I love when couples involve their pets in their day! Our venue is dog-friendly.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, Relaxed, Flexible, Beautiful, Memorable

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our countryside location on the vast Rougham estate provides ample photo opportunities. From artist carved trees on the meadow to our oak lined driveway and of course the backdrop of our stunning 16th century barn. We also get the most beautiful 'golden-hour' and couples often head to the forest to steal away some sunset moments together

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Now that would be telling

What’s your favourite canapé?

Foodies rejoice. We have a wide variety of canapes that are prepared by our onsite chefs (who also run our critically acclaimed chefs' table restaurant). A firm favourite is a tie between the Deep-friend Panko-crumb Pork Belly with Burnt Apple Puree or our Wild Mushroom Arancini with Truffle Mayo.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A late night hog roast is as impressive as it is delicious. Our chefs roast the hod throughout the day and carve in front of your guests.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our barn is 500 years old and comes with a wealth of history. The beautiful thick thatch and beams not only make for a stunning venue for ceremonies and receptions but also keep the barn cool in summer and warm in the autumn.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

There are so many things we're proud of. As passionate foodies who also own a critically acclaimed restaurant and distillery, we're confident that our menu and drinks package offering is one of the best around. Our event team are also dedicated to delivering the most perfect stress-free days. Our offering is unique compared to most barns which tend to be dry-hire. At Blackthorpe we have everything on site and help plan your special day to your budget.

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